Officials Celebrate Opening of Legacy Center in Jamestown
JAMESTOWN, N.D. – On Tuesday, Gov. Jack Dalrymple helped celebrate the completion of the Lutheran Social Services Legacy Center in Jamestown. The residential and commercial center, a
major renovation of the former Jamestown Hospital, includes 20 low-income apartments for
residents 62 years of age or older and 31 apartments without income restrictions for residents 55
or older. The building also houses a privately owned child care center, a community wellness
center and is home to the James River Senior Center. From the renovated hospital, the James
River Senior Center offers a regional meal program and transportation program for seniors. The
Legacy Center is expected to draw other commercial businesses as well.
The North Dakota Department of Commerce awarded Lutheran Social Services a $220,000 HOME program grant to assist in the development of the project’s low-income housing. The Bank of North Dakota and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development also assisted in the project’s development.
"Lutheran Social Services Housing is honored to be able to launch its new brand of
apartments for adults 55 and over through redevelopment of this beautiful former hospital
building in Jamestown,” said Jessica Thomasson, director of Lutheran Social Services Housing.
Officials from Roers, Inc. joined Lutheran Social Services in sponsoring the grand
opening event. Roers served as a co-leader in the Legacy Center project since its inception in
2010. The firm served as a development and architectural partner in the renovation and led the
construction process. Joining Dalrymple for the center’s dedication included Lutheran Social
Services of North Dakota CEO Robert Sanderson, Jamestown Mayor Katie Anderson, Jessica
Thomasson, director of Lutheran Social Services Housing, Larry Nygard of Roers and Joel
Manske of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.